parole

President Ramaphosa apologises to Van Wyk family

President Cyril Ramaphosa has expressed his embarrassment over the government’s failure to deliver on its promises to the family of Tazne Van Wyk. Tazne’s family were promised improved living conditions from Ramaphosa and his government, but seven months later has not come through on this promise. Tazne was raped and[…]

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Chris Hani’s killer to approach court for parole

Former South African Communist Party leader Chris Hani‘s killer Janusz Walus is expected to approach the high court in Pretoria for another attempt to get parole on Tuesday. Walus’ previous court application to be released on parole failed. He and his accomplice and former Conservative Party leader Clive Derby-Lewis were[…]

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Disappointment at decision to release Oscar

While it is disappointing that Reeva Steenkamp’s killer Oscar Pistorius is being released from jail, he will hopefully emerge a better man, three women’s rights organisations said on Thursday. “We are hoping that he will come out a better person who will advocate for women’s issues. There must be no[…]

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Oscar release confirmed for Tuesday, October 20

Paralympian Oscar Pistorius will be released on correctional supervision on October 20, the Correctional Services department confirmed on Thursday. This comes after the Kgosi Mampuru II correctional supervision and parole board considered all submissions, including from the victim’s family, his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, whom he shot dead on Valentine’s Day[…]

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Parole board to discuss Oscar’s release again

Oscar Pistorius’s latest parole hearing will take place on Thursday. The Kgosi Mampuru II prison’s parole board would then decide if the former Paralympian could be released into correctional supervision, spokesperson Manelisi Wolela said in a statement. Pistorius and his lawyer met the board on Friday. They were told the[…]

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Hearing on Pistorius’s parole postponed

The Kgosi Mampuru II prison parole board on Friday postponed a hearing into Oscar Pistorius’s parole until October 21. According to eNCA, the board would consult the family of Reeva Steenkamp, who Pistorius shot dead in his home in 2013. This comes after the parole review board (PRB) referred the[…]

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